GME Pediatric Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai Pediatric Residency Program. We look forward to recruiting interns for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Applications Service (ERAS) Program.

Our National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) number is the following:

Categorical Three-year Program: 1249320C0

US or LCME Accredited Medical School Applicants

Consideration will be given to MD and DO applicants from US/LCME accredited schools who meet the following criteria:

  • USMLE Step 1 and 2 or COMLEX Part 1 and 2 passed prior to December 2022
  • Graduation from medical school within the past 5 years

International Applicants

Consideration will be given to international medical students who meet the following criteria:

  • ECFMG certification. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an ECFMG alternate pathway will also be accepted.
  • USMLE Step 1 and 2 passed on first attempt with scores at least above 200 for Step 1 and 210 for Step 2.
  • If primary clinical experience was completed outside the United States, a minimum of 3 months hands-on US clinical experience is strongly recommended.
  • Graduation from medical school within the past 5 years and evidence of continued clinical exposures.

Application Process

Applications are accepted through ERAS and must include the following:

  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation  
  • Dean's letter
  • Transcripts
  • Board scores

The deadline for submission of application materials is December 1, 2022 for the 2023-2024 academic year. We encourage earlier submissions to allow a more complete evaluation. Selected applicants will be invited for a VIRTUAL INTERVIEW during which they will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, meet with current residents, virtually tour the facilities, and interview with members of the pediatric faculty.

The residency program begins mid-June 2023 with orientation. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training, Basic Life Support (BLS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) will be offered at orientation. All residents must hold an "active" PALS card.

It is policy of the pediatric residency program that the USMLE Step 3/COMLEX Part 3 exam MUST be taken within the first residency year at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Application Process

For further information about the application process, please contact the Department of Pediatrics at 410-601-4164, or send an email message to the Pediatric Residency Administrator, Onyi Esochaghi.